Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

color stories: part 1, red

Red is...passion, danger, excitement, drama, power, heat, love, is something different from person to person.  Diana Vreeland had a red room, Christian Louboutin shoes have a signature red sole, and the red stripes on our American flag stand for courage.

I like red.  It is not my favorite color.  Or is it?  I adore coral, melon, and salmon which in fact are members of the red family.  I have very little red in my home, but the pop of red I do have is small, but sexy; Georgia O'Keeffe "At The Rodeo".

I put together below, a few "pops" of red to add to a home.  From modern to beachy, fun to fabulous; a little goes a long way.

Two of my favorite color stories:
White, Black, Red, and Turquoise
White, Navy, Green and Coral.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

love it, live it: pantone rose quartz and serenity inspired lounge

FIIIII-NA-LLLLLY!  The final Style Board for the Pantone Color of the Year 2016 Series is a bit late due to my newbie status with Photoshop, I am still learning its nuances.  While this room is not exactly to my standards, I need to move on to a new Style Board.  I promise, over time, I will conquer Photoshop and provide you with FABULOUS STYLE BOARDS! 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

fit food: super tasty Asian vinaigrette

 I came up with this super tasty vinaigrette to add to my Big Ass Salad repertoire.  Not only is it a great salad accessory, but it can also be used for a stir fry sauce, spring roll dip, or marinade.  I have used it for two salads; one with grilled salmon and one with grilled tuna.  I have also tossed sliced sweet peppers with it for a quick n' easy appetizer.


1 Small clove of garlic
1 Small piece, about 1" of ginger
2 T rice wine vinegar (I've been using the mango one)
1 T soy sauce
2 T extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
1 T chopped cilantro

Grate garlic and ginger into a small bowl.  Add vinegar and soy, whisk together.  Slowly whisk in oil.  Add cilantro.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Love It, Live It...Online Design Services by 20.twelve.3 Interiors

Start with an inspiration:  a color, a chair, a rug, a destination, a shoe, a favorite fashion bloggers outfit, etc.; if you Love It, you can Live it.  

20.twelve.3 Interiors Love It Live It e-Styling is a fantastic and affordable service for anyone needing a style fix.  Be it 1 room or 10, e-Styling creates a style plan for your room transformation that fits your budget.  I start with your inspiration.  I source out the products, including pieces you already own, and provide you with 
a style plan to pull it all together.  

Since the hands on styling will be done by you, you most likely will have questions during the styling process; I am your stylist for 12 months after receiving your individual e-Styling plan.  Why?  Because good design takes time, tweaks happen.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Barre Amped by Suzanne Bowen Fitness: A+++

I have never been one for working out at gyms; I like the convenience of working out at home.  We are lucky to have so many options available through streaming, apps, magazines and DVD's.  To compliment my winter workout of shoveling snow, raking the roof and walking in Sorels, I recently discovered Suzanne Bowen's Barre Amped DVD's.

Barre actually comes from the "bar" used during warm up and practice by ballet dancers.  In my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than a dancer's body; 
it is both elegant and strong.

I have a few of Suzanne's other DVD's from the "10 Minute Solutions" series, I have workout A.D.D., another really good reason for working out at home.  Suzanne is a great instructor; she describes the moves, her cues are awesome and the way she speaks is just right, encouraging even.

Barre Amped is based on dance, Pilates and yoga.  DVD 4 is broken into six segments:  Warm Up, Light Weight Work, Thigh Work, Seat Work, Mat Work and Stretch.  I highly recommend Barre Amped 4 if you are looking for a change.  Her motto of "Shake to Change" is spot on, it's freaking fantastic! 

 I'm starting Barre Amped 3 Cardio Fat Burn this afternoon, since sprinting in Sorels is just not a good idea.  Watch for my review soon!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

love it, live it: pantone inspired dining room

 Tah-dah!  My first bleeping Style Board using Photoshop!  It's not perfect, by any means, and it needs some refining...but it is time for me to move on to another space!

This is the second of three rooms for the Pantone Color of the Year 2016 series.  Soft colors with clean modern lines, the foundation for a cool and glam dining space.  

I promise, the next board will be better.

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